David Need A Light-Weight Artist Or Band Website? Look No Further!

We’ve written about Flavors.me before, the service that lets you create a light-weight artist or band website in literally less than 5 minutes. Really, it’s super easy.

They recently added support of SoundCloud accounts so we thought it might be worth having a more detailed look at the service.

These days, artists and bands manage several presences on the web, be it SoundCloud, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace or YouTube accounts. Building a website to have this one place on the web where you aggregate the content from these different services in fact adds some additional tasks to your list.

Enter Flavors.me: no need to be a website programming wizzard or WordPress expert. Flavors makes it really easy for you to set up and customize a page with a background picture and some design settings like font, size, column views and colors before connecting your different social media accounts with your page. Here’s an example from Dutch producer and SoundCloud user Inofaith. Hit ‘Sounds’ and you’re able to stream the latest SoundCloud Sets right on the page.



You can then connect the different accounts you have on the web by simply authorizing Flavors to access the data of your accounts via oAuth. The same settings panel also lets you easily access the different customization settings like layouts, backgrounds, colors and fonts. It literally took me 5 minutes to set up my own Flavors page.

They recently also added a first set of Premium features: you can now use your own custom domain (and actually buy one straight during the sign up process if you don’t have one) and get access to more detailed statistics about the traffic and visitors to your page.

Watch the demo below, read more about the latest news on their blog http://blog.flavors.me or check out the Directory for some inspiration.

Give it a go and let us and the Flavors team know what you think in the comments below.

  • P.N.

    hmm… looks very very good, but why does it feel terribly slow??? all the reference pages i tried, the background image loads like it's 5mb or something….
    Anyone else having the same issue?

  • Dave

    What was the track from the demo video? It was really good.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    No idea, unfortunately, you'd want to ask Flavors directly.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Seems to work for me.

  • Dave

    ok no worries. Thanks for the reply :D

  • http://twitter.com/claudiobottega Claudio Bottega

    Cool feature, thank you!

  • Dave

    I have done a little research and for those with the same question:

    http://www.emancipatormusic.com/

  • Jack

    Great question, we debated internally on whether to manipulate peoples images (ie srhink them or resize them), and for me as the designer, I didnt want to touch the photographs. So if someone uploads a 10 mb image, then the site will naturally load slower. We are working on some help sections that will guide people through how to create the best background for their site, and be able to get a faster download.

  • http://flavors.me/jackzerby Jack

    Great blog post David!

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks Jack! Much appreciated.

  • http://www.samgrinsell.com Sam Grinsell

    Went ahead and set one up just after you last posted about it. Excellent system, would love it even more with bandcamp integration! My site is here: http://www.samgrinsell.com

  • http://jonathanmarcus.tumblr.com jonathanmarcus

    http://emancipatormusic.com – he is genius!

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Is he on SoundCloud? If not, why not ;)

  • http://jonathanmarcus.tumblr.com jonathanmarcus

    Seriously! Don't worry, he isn't on Flavors.me either :( He is on Bandcamp though: http://emancipator.bandcamp.com/

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Looks like we both have some work to do, right?

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  • Thesewordscouldkill

    pretty nifty. great for bands / musicians who don't have the time / money / tools to create a decent site. thumbs up!

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Thanks! Glad you like it!

  • Mugison

    hey, looks great, any change hooking the band website on facebook to the flavor.me – seems like it only hooks up the personal account. And when will Soundcloud let us sell our music.. love the platform.. would love to be able to sell – just like bandcamp..

  • Kristian

    nice rhyme on the end there ;)
    gonna try it out definitely